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UN Human Rights Council recognizes territorial integrity of Ukraine
19:32, 23 June 2017
UN Human Rights Council recognizes territorial integrity of Ukraine

The document continues consideration of the issue of Ukraine

19:32, 23 June 2017

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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) again recognized the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported this.

The UNHRC will hear the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the conclusions of his report on the Status of Human Rights in Ukraine, emphasizing the temporary occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions at every session during 2 years.

'The main UN power on Human Rights confirmed the sovereignty, independence, unity and integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders when it approved the resolution. The document welcomes the cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and other international and regional human-rights offices. Also, the necessity of the monitoring of the situation in the country is admitted, including the informing about the most important human rights abuses and the reasons of its appearance', the message said.
46 states from different parts of the world became the co-authors of the resolution. There are EU countries, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Israel, Turkey, Japan and other).
'Despite the evident pressure from Russian delegations to the UN Human Rights Council delelgation, 22 voted for resolution and only 6 voted against', the message noted.

Moreover, the press service emphasizes that Foreign Ministry of Ukraine appeals to Russian to implement all decisions of the main offices of UN.

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